Friday, December 6, 2019

Dodge County Independent

Renee Berg got her journalism start at her college newspaper in Mankato, Minn., telling her editor-in-chief there that she wanted to write stories but was too shy to talk to people. He laughed and laughed and assigned her to go interview a college administrator. Now today, Berg counts interviewing...
Jane Olive of the Mantorville Restoration Society served as emcee of the Thursday evening program that dedicated the new Bell Tower that houses the school bell from the original school in Mantorville. The bell itself was cast in 1860 and was originally on the school built in 1869
From 1869 until 1920 when the original limestone school building was replaced by a more modern one, the school bell had called the students to classes.  The 1921 building was used continuously by the Kasson-Mantorville School District until the current middle school was built. The building has now...
What better place to be during the Marigold Days Parade but riding in a fire truck. These two future firefighters got to ride in one of the Mantorville fire trucks and throw candy to those lining the parade route.
When William and Marylee Lambert moved into their historic home in Mantorville around Thanksgiving in 1983, they had no idea what was in store for them. The Mantorville Restoration Association reached out and invited them to dinner shortly after they moved in. By January, William was calling bingo...
Customers at the Casey’s Store in Mantorville found something unexpected during Marigold Days Saturday. The store posted a sign in the door announcing it was closed from 1-2 p.m. in honor of Lorie Alwes, a Casey’s worker who died on her way to work early Labor Day morning.
It may have been the busiest day of the year for Casey’s in Mantorville with Marigold Days in full swing, but that didn’t stop the store managers and employees from remembering one of their own who died suddenly earlier in the week. Lorie Alwes, 59, of rural Kasson was killed in a single-vehicle...
Two days before the first anniversary of the Highway 14 crash that left a beloved school teacher and her daughter dead, Tanner Kruckeberg, 25, of Dodge Center pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.  Kruckeberg admitted in a Dodge County courtroom in Mantorville last Thursday to being distracted long...
After securing the first victory of the season, Kasson-Mantorville’s football coach faces trouble off the field after he allegedly drove drunk in Kasson following the game.  Broc Raymond Threinen, 42, of Kasson has been charged with two counts of third-degree driving while intoxicated after his...
The 15-month-old murder case against a Dodge County grandmother accused of killing two people continues to stall in court.  On Thursday, a Florida judge expressed his frustration with the timing of the Lois Riess murder case, especially after there have been many management hearings over the past...
Even though she is relatively new to the 4-H program, Mollie Allen of Kasson is making a big splash with 4-H. Allen and 27 other outstanding Minnesota 4-H youth have been selected as Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for 2019-20. Their first big leadership opportunity came at this year’s Minnesota...
The County Seat has new owners! On the left is Sopheak Phy aka Wa. On the right is Sakhann Douk aka Michelle.
The County Seat in Mantorville has new owners, as Michelle Douk and Wa Phy have bought the business. The couple have taken over the longtime Mantorville business after owning the Chinh Express in Rochester for years until Aug.1.  Going into owning the chineze restaurant, they had a goal of owning...
Jim Royer accepts a Letter of Recommendation from Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose. Royer was instrumental in saving the life of Jaxon Harberts at an accident scene Sept. 7, 2018, Staff photo by Karen M. Jorgensen.
“God put me there for a reason,” Jim Royer said last Tuesday night after receiving a Letter of Recognition from Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose. Royer, a truck driver for McNeilus Steel in Dodge Center, was at work the morning of Sept. 7, 2018, driving on U.S. 14 when he came upon the accident at...

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